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ES Online Learning Exemplars: End of Year

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Passion Project

Captivate: Grade 4 and 5 teachers ended the year with a passion project for students, allowing them to take ownership of their learning.

Johnson – Coding – Been working on this project for 5 months and finally was able to get his character to move

Cayla – created a 3-course meal – twice – as she reflected on the first one and realized she needed to use a different type of fish so make it again

Justin – Researched about the desert and its habitat

Sean – created his first documentary (project was to learn what a doc was and how to create) on Summer

Charlie – 15-page ppt on Lego Technics and how they work

Molly – Interviewed a photographer and did a 15-page ppt including techniques and her own shots and reflections

Eric – created a model ship out of popsicle sticks

 

PE and Health

Captivate: The PE teachers created an Obstacle Course mission for students. Their introduction included examples from each PE teacher around the world.

 

Visual Arts

Care: Visual Arts teachers found ways to allow students to practice mindfulness while also exploring their art skills.

 

Collaborate: Visual Arts teachers facilitated collaboration across grade levels during ‘Celebrate and Share the Arts’ week, creating systems so that students could comment on each other’s work.

 

Wellness Weeks

Care: The grade 5 team supported their students’ social & emotional wellbeing during wellness weeks.

 

HS Online Learning Exemplars: End of Year

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Asia & the World II

Clarify/Care: Brian provides multiple ways for students to understand and interact by creating screencasts, meeting 1:1 with students, and facilitating peer feedback protocols.

 

Chinese

Care/Captivate: Before asking students to share about their own neighborhoods and houses, Chuyu models with her own video. The video gives students a window into her life while also providing the opportunity for authentic questions.

English

Clarify: Allison shares a weekly overview to the grade 10 newsfeed, sharing the weekly task list, and linking to the materials section that has all of the information students need in a clearly laid out format.

 

 

Film

Clarify: Dave clearly explains expectations and deadlines. He also communicates with students about where he is in the world and when he is available.

 

Science

Care/Clarify: Janice combines written instructions with audio instructions to clarify new tasks.

 

Visual Arts

Care/Classroom Management: As part of his daily instructions, Devin gives students a ‘question of the day’  to get them thinking and engaging in the discussion.

HS Online Learning Exemplars: Week 7

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Asia & the World

Captivate/Clarify: The grade 9 team provides clear learning objectives with engaging ways (EdPuzzle & Quizlet) for students to interact with new content.

EAL

Care/Clarify: Deb uses formatting to provide clear & concise directions and focus areas. She also provides multiple ways for students to check-in and connect.

Film

Clarify: Dave gives his Film HL classes weekly plans that are concise with clear expectations.

MS Online Learning Exemplars: Week 7

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Choir

Captivate: Stephanie’s choir students sang ‘together’ by submitting individual audio files that she then stitched together.

 

Math

Care: With an upcoming 4-day weekend, Jill makes it very clear to her students that she appreciates their hard work but expects them to take a break and not do any work.

 

PE and Health

Care/Captivate: Mel provides an Active task each time students have PE in which she gives clear learning outcomes, engaging options, and ways for students to connect with each other. She also shares a video with them where she connects with them on a more personal level.

HS Online Learning Exemplars: Week 6

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Concert Band

Captivate: Students in Nate’s classes are in the middle of a 12-lesson unit that allows them to respond, create, and perform. Nate provides lessons in a variety of formats to support student learning.

 

Math

Classroom Management, Care: David provides an overview of the next month of learning for his grade 12 DP Math class.

 

PE and Health

Care: Angela provides an engaging way for students to check-in about how they are doing during this period of eLearning while also sharing information about teenage sleep in organized format.

 

Theater

Captivate, Classroom Management: Jeff is using the Materials section to organize the resources for daily lessons in Theater 1 into units and pages. This allows him to share lessons as tasks on the newsfeed and provides organization and clarity for students.

MS Online Learning Exemplars: Week 5

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Chinese

Clarify/Care: In this Chinese lesson, Vicky & Yan provide an objective, clear instructions and estimates for how long each task should take them. They also provide a short video to help students with pronunciation and flashcards to help them practice.

Humanities

Captivate: Blaze created an instructional video full of small nuggets to remind the grade 7 students to stay engaged while learning about the compare and contrast essay.

Participation Tracking

Classroom Management: Jeff has developed a spreadsheet and system that allows him to track student participation and attendance, helping him to know when he needs to contact students and parents. View/download template here.

Visual Art

Care/Consolidate: Jenny uses a short video to connect with and encourage her students, reminding them of what they have done so far and affirming both those students who are caught-up and those that are still working to get everything done.

HS Online Learning Exemplars: Week 5

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PE and Health

Care: Cale is using Flipgrid to take attendance, connecting via video with his grade 10 students and giving them various daily prompts to respond to in their videos.

Math

Care/Clarify: Chikae reorganized DX to make the lessons easier for her Algebra I to navigate, creating a video to walk them through the changes and gathering feedback on their effectiveness from students.

Science

Care: Elicia is gathering feedback from her grade 10 students in order to make adjustments and set herself new goals.

Social Studies

Care/Clarify: Hannah and Jeff provide instructions and resources for grade 9 Asia & the World students in a variety of formats (including video) using the materials section in DX. They are also responsive to the needs of their students, extending deadlines to help their students stay caught up in their classes.

ES Online Learning Exemplars: Week 5

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Math

Clarify: In this lesson, Andrew and the 4th grade team use a teach, try check cycle by asking students to pause the video at various times throughout. They also provide content and language objectives.

Music

Care: In this video, Skye and Foxy find an engaging way to remind students to do their music assignments via song.

Reader’s Workshop

Clarify: In this post, Victoria provides content & language objectives and uses audio and text to give directions in her grade 2 dual-language class. She uses visuals in the assignment and provides a model for students.

Routines

Classroom Management: The grade 1, 2, and 3 teams provide students with weekly overviews that help them consolidate their learning for the week.

G1 Weekly in 3 languages

G2 Weekly Overview

G3 Weekly Overview

Writer’s Workshop

Clarify: In this post, Clare uses her own writing to model her expectations for students. She also includes content and language objectives.

HS Online Learning Exemplars: Week 4

Art

Captivate/Clarify: In Emily’s Thinking Like an Artist class, she takes attendance by asking fun yet simple questions for students to engage with. She also provides clear, step-by-step instructions for the day’s task and gives students a preview of what is coming up.

Chinese

Care/Clarify: In this DX assignment for grade 10 Lang & Lit, Tracy provides students with the opportunity to the Covid-19 outbreak through the See, Think, Wonder visible thinking routine. She also includes COLOs and clear instructions and provides a model.

English

Care/Consolidate: In this DX post for English B HL II, Monique gives her students encouragement on the work they have done so far while also giving them the opportunity to connect with her and their peers via Zoom. She also summarizes what they have done up to this point and previews what is to come.

Science

Clarify, Care: In this DX post for grade 9, Janice provides students with objectives for the task and uses headings & formatting to organize the information. She also connects with students in the comments.

MS Online Learning Exemplars: Week 4

Design

Captivate: In this activity, Jeff engages students with a challenge that stretches their creativity and develops their ability to sketch.

Drama

Care: This task gave insights into the circumstances and the mental and emotional states of students. As a class, they realized that they were having a shared experience and were not alone. They noticed that though there were feelings of anxiousness, fear or uncertainty, there were also a lot of things to be grateful for.

 

EAL

Clarify: In this DX post, Lloyd provides clear, detailed instructions for students and gives them an estimate of how much time these tasks should take them.

 

Music

ClarifyIn this short Loom screencast, Tony analyzes a student exemplar of the assignment. Unpacking a model or exemplar for the students helps make the expectations of the assignment very clear and is an effective way to make sure that you’re teaching, not simply assigning work.

Tony Loom MS Music

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